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Use this versatile sharpener with charcoal pencils, pastel pencils, and other soft cored pencils.
The sharpener is plastic and features a stainless steel blade that restores pencils to a factory point.
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What did you expect for less than a buck
from Savannah Ga
Comments about General's All Art Pencil Sharpener:
It sharpens a pencil about as well as you'd expect for less than a dollar. I use pencils lightly and sparcely to make grids for drawings, so this is perfect for me not wanting to break out the exacto blade. If you're wanting to sharpen watercolor pencils that cost a fortune (and your nervous about waste) or you work primarily in pencil, then I'd imagine you need to invest a few bucks in the right tool.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Mt. Vernon, IN
My students felt right away the quality of the blade when sharpening their colored pencils.
from West Lafayette, IN
I needed a good sharpener. This is it!
from San Diego, CA
I had lost hope with some old colored pencils because every time I would try to sharpen them, the tip would break and fall off. I needed less than a dollar on my order to get the discount, so I opted for this sharpener to fill the gap. Best decision I've ever made. Really sharp, and my pencils didn't break!!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Woodstock, Vermont
I bought these on the recommendation of a blog review that said it was a great sharpener, and therefore handy to have a dozen. Alas, it is a useless sharpener and doesn't work for any of my drawing, charcoal or colored pencils. Most leads break inside. Very disappointing!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this sharpener isn't working for you. Our Products Specialists would be happy to work with you in choosing a sharpener that best meet your needs. Please give them a call at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am -5:30pm CST) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. They'll be glad to help you!
Does not work well
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this sharpener didn't work well for you. Please give our Customer Care Center a call at 1-800-723-2787 so we can assist you with this.
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from West Warren, MA
Very bad performance due to very bad design. Can't sharpen the lead once it's out; it starts breaking. Did a poor job on my brand new and highly rated Tombo Mono Professional Pencil.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this pencil sharpener didn't work well for you. We'll be in touch with you to offer further assistance, or you can call us at 1-800-723-2787.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
These are great sharpeners for General's charcoal pencils; it restores the factory point wonderfully! So I get to throw away the utility knife I've been using to sharpen them! A great deal, especially if your preferred medium is charcoal pencils
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4B: Before sharpening
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Same 4B as above: After sharpening
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Works well with Prismacolors
I'm a budding colored pencil artist. At home I use FC Polychromos and a heavy duty electric pencil sharpener with no difficulty. I bought a tin of Prismacolors to keep at school for a class and after some research online bought a handful of these. The factory, or short, point has meant less breakage so far. When I have an uncentered lead, by holding the pencil steady and turning the sharpener, I can aim the blade as needed to have a centered point. When I'm working and i apply pressure the point doesnt break off, at least not yet. I still prefer my polys but I can also enjoy the prismas thanks to this sharpener!Only 4 stars because I prefer a replaceable blade.
The best sharpener ever
from Chicago, IL
This sharpener was recommended by my art teacher. The best!
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